Category Archives: Elbow/ Wrist/ Hand

Treatment of Pronator Teres Syndrome

Pronator Teres Syndrome is a compression neuropathy or nerve entrapment of the median nerve at the elbow. It is more common in females and both sexes in their 40’s. It is also more common in people that lift weights or have highly developed forearms. The patient with Pronator Teres Syndrome will often present with symptomatology


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Pain Management

Ulnar collateral ligament injury

Ulnar collateral ligament injury An Ulnar collateral ligament injury is one of the most common elbow injuries experienced in overhead throwing athletes. The greatest correlation found with individuals who suffer from this injury is the amount of throws completed. To understand the injury further, we first need to understand the anatomy. A ligaments is a


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Repetitive stress injuries (RSI) are the most common job-related injuries and are responsible for the highest number of days lost. One of the most well-known types of repetitive stress injuries is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) which accounts for over 2 million doctor’s office visits and greater than 460,000 carpal tunnel release surgeries annually.   Symptoms


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Tennis Elbow

Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow is the inflammation or wear and tear of the Common Extensor Tendon that attaches to the lateral epicondyle (a bone in your elbow). The primary symptom is pain and is common among men in their 30’s- 50’s. This may also be due to age as it decreases the extensibility of


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Tennis Elbow Treatment | Physical Therapy | Lake Como | Edison | Brick

Tennis Elbow and How it’s Treated

Lateral epicondylitis, also known as “tennis elbow”, is a very common injury to the outside of the elbow. This pain is often caused by inflammation or injury to the wrist extensor muscle tendon which originates at the lateral epicondyle. This injury is not only common in tennis players, but also in anyone who repetitively contracts


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Physical Therapy Modalities and Durable Medical Equipment (DME): Braces and Orthotics

Here at Advanced Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, we are proud to also offer various braces and orthotic casting in addition to our physical therapy, acupuncture, and chiropractic services throughout our 6 locations. We have a wide variety of braces that maybe you have received or are a good candidate to benefit from, depending on your


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Tendonitis/Tendinopathy/Tendonosis

In physical therapy one of the most common diagnoses that I see is tendinopathies, otherwise known as tendinitis/tendinosis. Tendinopathies can occur in a variety of joints and may lead to symptoms that may decrease someone’s level of function. The purpose of this post is to describe what a tendon is Continue reading…


Early Rehab Helpful After Hand Surgery

The following is a recent article from a great online resource for patients and clinicians called Today in PT. Patients who begin rehabilitation in the first week after surgery to repair hand tendons are less likely to need re-surgery and use fewer rehabilitation services, according to a new study. Four researchers with the department of


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